New Year Volunteer News

New Year:
Time to Volunteer!

But first we'd like to congratulate all the December volunteers. We couldn't have done it without you! The warehouse is looking better than ever. Together you have put in nearly 1,700 hours last month! From market research, to the building of interactive kiosks, to the daily processing of donated building materials, all of your valuable time and effort are greatly appreciated!

Get to know your neighbors at our monthly Friday evening volunteer project

When: Friday, January 8th from 6pm to 8pm
Description: All volunteers will receive a 25% discount at a happy hour to follow the project at a local brewery on N. Mississippi Ave! Come contribute to our efforts to keep salvaged, and usable, building materials out of the waste stream. PLUS, you get to work with Pete! 

Trade Show and Events Training

When: Wednesday, January 20th 6:30pm - 7:30pm.
Time Commitment: After training, 3 - 8 hour shifts available throughout the year. Each event is different and flexible, so let us know what works for you!
Description: Twice a year, we offer this training to those of you who enjoy getting out in the community and connecting with people at events. We go to Trade Shows, Fix-It-Fairs, Sunday Parkways, Environmental Expos and many other community events. Tabling at these events are all about building connections and sharing your experience with, and knowledge of, the ReBuilding Center. We have a great line-up of community events on the schedule and look forward to involving all of you in the community outreach and information sharing. 

Trade Shows in January

Event volunteers will answer questions, provide information, and be a general steward for our organization's mission of "Inspiring people to value and discover existing resources to strengthen the social and environmental vitality of communities". 

Build, Remodel, and Landscape Show
When: January 8th, 9th, and 10th
Where: Oregon Convention Center

Portland Renovation and Remodeling Show
When: January 22nd, 23rd, and 24th
Where: Portland Memorial Coliseum 

Scheduling available through your volunteer portal at or click on the button below.

MLK Jr. Day of Service

When: January 18th
Description: Working in conjunction with Hands on Greater Portland and the United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, the ReBuilding Center will host a day of service in honor of the late great Doctor Martin Luther King Jr! Gather with your family and members of your community in honoring his legacy by volunteering! 

Go to Hands on Greater Portland's website to register and browse additional opportunities to take part. 

DeConstruction Volunteer Corps

When: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays throughout January
Where: 6175 SW Arrow-Wood Lane 
Description: The ReBuilding Center's DeConstruction Services is working to dismantle an entire house in the SW to make use of it's component parts! Take this opportunity to see first-hand how, with a little elbow grease and much skill, a future can be sustained through the art and practice of mindful gleaning. 

More opportunities may arise at various locations. We'll keep you posted on projects as they come up! For more information email Dave Lowe at

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